plesiotype

noun
ple·​sio·​type | \ ˈplēsēəˌtīp \

Definition of plesiotype

1 : a specimen that is both a homeotype and a hypotype
2 : a specimen identified by other than the original author of a species

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“Plesiotype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plesiotype. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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